Love at First Flight

It’s not often a love connection is made thousands of feet above land. However, love took off on a Frontier flight from Orlando to RDU. Please join RDU in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Ramirez on their recent nuptials. Jamie and Nestor’s meet-cute is one for the books, and we at RDU are humbled to playRead More

Judge Rules in Favor of RDU in Land-Lease Court Case

RDU Airport, N.C. – Wake County Superior Court Judge A. Graham Shirley ruled today in favor of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in a lawsuit filed by activists who oppose the land-lease agreement between the Authority and Wake Stone Corporation. In the ruling regarding the agreement that would expand an existing quarry on airport property, JudgeRead More

A Mix of Past and Present on RDU’s Runway

It’s not often that the past literally paves its way into the present.  This was in fact the case for Mr. Tom Blalock.  It turns out, Mr. Blalock read about current repairs to RDU’s primary runway, 5L/23R, and reached out to share his story about a similar project he oversaw. Fortunately, the Authority was ableRead More

Search and Rescue Grounds Crew Locate Missing Plane

N.C. Highway Patrol, N.C. State Parks Securing the Scene RDU Airport, N.C. – At 10:02 this morning, search and rescue crews located the missing private aircraft within the narrowed search area. The plane was found near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail at William B. Umstead State Park. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and North CarolinaRead More

Search and Rescue Efforts Narrowed at Umstead State Park More than a Dozen Agencies Involved; RDU Airfield is Open

RDU Airport, N.C. – Search and rescue efforts for the missing private plane in Umstead State Park are continuing this morning. Officials have narrowed the search area within the park. The Raleigh Fire Department is leading the coordinated effort, with more than a dozen local and state agencies assisting. Additional crews include N.C. State ParkRead More